Institute for White-tailed Deer Management & Research Facility
Due to COVID Restrictions: Limited Tickets Available
Wildtree, Inc. is excited to provide a truly unique wildlife management educational opportunity to our customers and followers. Our partner, Dr. James Kroll, aka “Dr. Deer,” has graciously offered to host our Wildtree community for a special session of his annual Dr. Deer’s Whitetail World Field Day. This is his 16th year hosting the event, which has grown in attendance and popularity each subsequent year. The event will be held at Dr. Kroll’s own Institute for Whitetail Management & Research Facility near Trawick, TX, on March 27, 2021. Despite the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Kroll and his team have made significant progress in their habitat management programs and research on food plots, deer fencing, genetics, fruit and nut trees, edge development, artificial water, landscaping for whitetails, and nutrition management. We look forward to sharing these cutting edge findings with our audience.
Field lectures and demonstrations will include:
- thinning timber
- analyzing trail camera photos
- fertilizing oaks
- using herbicides for wildlife habitat improvement
- setting up an artificial water station
- an edge development demonstration
- creating a combined fruit, nut, and forage plot
- genetics and culling
- how to design a pond on your property
We will be offering time-tested plant materials for habitat and nutrition management. Wildtree’s Landscaping & Wildlife Experts will be present to help you put together a suite of trees and plants suited for YOUR property.
Other sponsors will be Buck Forage Oats and Sendero Seed, who will be available for advising on how to use their plant varieties for deer.
We will have two vehicles to assist those who cannot walk the course.
There will be a delicious barbecue lunch served. The meal is included in the cost of the registration.
Due to Covid, we are limiting attendance to only 35 individuals! Be assured we are taking all of the recommended protocols to combat the spread of the virus. Before admission, attendees will have to pass a temperature check and confirm that they have no symptoms. The meal will not be a buffet as in previous years; plates will be prepared safely and distributed to attendees. We also ask that you bring a face covering to be worn while in attendance.
Topics & Demonstrations include:
- Thinning forests and brushlands to increase native forage
- Regenerating oaks and other mast producers to maximize acorn production
- Prescribed burning
- Herbicides to improve habitat
- The Deer Landscape: Setting up sustainable sanctuaries, bedding areas, and travel corridors; a lot more than “hinge-cutting” trees!
- Design and management of Deer Orchards; providing a suite of mast and fruit producers to maximize energy foods
- Conducting trail camera surveys, analyzing camera data, and other uses of trail cameras
- How to design your deer landscape using aerial imagery
- Hands-on demonstration on how to design a pond for your property
- Developing edge habitats
- New fencing strategies for creating “rotation grazing” for your food plots, a demonstration in which participants will get hands-on experience.
- New food plot varieties for the warm season and latest cool-season crop developments.
- Artificial water strategies that really work
- Latest information on feeds and feeding
In addition to all these, we also will provide time for your personal discussions with our staff concerning your management program. If you are concerned about CWD, we will be glad to provide you with the latest factusal information, not sensationalized incorrect information! Attendance is strictly limited so, please register as soon as possible.